Solar Heat – a Winner Technology for Austria

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

“The four years of climate protection programme “klima:aktiv” in Austria was the most successful programme ever”, Robert Kanduth, the chairman of Austrian Solar Thermal Association, Austria Solar, and CEO of Greenonetec, the biggest flat-plate collector manufacturer worldwide. Kanduth was upbeat about the programmes progress at his speech at the event “Solar heat – a winner technology for Austria” at the beginning of September in Gleisdorf, Austria.

Borosolar: India’s first glass vacuum tube manufacturer

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

Borosolar vaccum tubes from IndiaNew brand Borosolar: Borosil Glass Works Ltd. launched the first vacuum tube collector fully produced in India.
Photo : Borosil Glass Works

Green credits in Mexico: Push for the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

social housing with solar in a suburb of Mexico citySocial housing in Mexico with solar water heaters: Tecamac is a typical suburb of Mexico City, where inhabitants can purchase apartments at a reasonable price. Photo: GTZ Mexico

Fixed temperature thermosiphon system from India

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

thermosiphon system of Akson's SolarSolar water heater from India: The collector manufacturer Akson's Solar Equipments has launched the Akson Maestro system with the hot water tank positioned below the collector. Photo: Akson's Solar

District heating: fast installation and low operation costs

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

Sonderborg district heating plantFast installation: The team from the Danish company Sunmark mounted around 600 m2 of collector area every day.
Photo: Sunmark

Still Uncertainty about U.S. Federal Tax Credits

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 1, 2008

“Sunny Day For Solar” titled the U.S. American Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the 24th of September. A day beforehand, the Senate had approved its version of the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 which would extend the 30 % tax credits for solar thermal systems through 2016.

Solar Thermal Power Now 2005

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on September 26, 2008

Solar Thermal Power Now: This report discusses how solar thermal power could meet 5% of the world's electricity needs by 2040. It presents a scenario and policy recommendations prepared by the European Solar Thermal Industry Association, IEA SolarPACES and Greenpeace International. Visit the IEA SolarPACES website to download this publication.

RETscreen Solar Air heating analysis

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on September 26, 2008

RETScreen International is a unique decision support tool developed with the contribution of numerous experts from government, industry, and academia. Over the coming months, Leonardo ENERGY will be publishing a series of webcasts on energy project analysis using RETScreen.

Solar Air Heating Project Analysis

This module discusses systems that use solar energy to heat air.

View webcast (30 minutes)

Australia: Solar thermal power and desalination plant

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 17, 2008

The German Office for Foreign Trade (BFAI) offers a wide range of useful information about business opportunities including international tenders.

Country:              Australia

Activity:                Installation of cycle/solar thermal power and
                            water desalination plant

Buyer:                  n/a (self-financing)

Publication date:  August 15, 2008

Original Language:English

Solar electricity and heat from one element

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 17, 2008

Hybrid collector Solarhybrid Hybrid collector from Germany: Solar cells lie within the cover plate of an otherwise conventional flat-plate collector. Photo: Solarhybrid

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